Does this mean anything significant?
Wallace Gearman wrote:
I think we can all agree that Rupp is a great distance runner and we respect his ability on the track, but I can't see it being a good investment for any major company to invest money in Galen Rupp. He is dorky, can barely put together a clear and interesting sentence during interviews and he looks goofy. It worked for Michael phelps because he was the best Olympic athlete of all time, but it working for a guy who has a 10-20% chance of a medal, I don't think so.
Ryan Hall I can understand. He is the fastest us marathoner and started a charity which usually counts for something in the eyes of sponsors. Plus Ryan is easy on the eyes and speaks normally.
10-20% chance at a 5 and 10 medal is something.